Gastrocnemius Vein Thrombus

Deep vein thrombus starts in the lower legs most of the time. The thrombus progresses up the calf into the knee and thigh.  Many physicians don’t treat calf vein thrombus as there is a belief that it is not dangerous. It very rare to have above the knee thrombus without calf vein thrombus (98%). Gastrocnemius vein thrombus is very common and anatomically connects directly into the popliteal vein behind the knee. Some physicians feel that calf veins are too small to harm, these are usually physicians who are not looking at the evidence in real time but just reading the information from a report.  Look at this Huge Gastrocnemius Vein! 

Truffles vein specialists provide advanced diagnostic ultrasound by Brian Sapp, RVT,RPhS. Gastrocnemius vein thrombus!

16 mm.

Thank God the above gastrocnemius vein is patent. The one below was thrombosed from the distal calf to the popliteal vein above the knee 

gastrocnemius vein thrombus is very common and should be treated by your physician. Research estimates that they are thrombosed 37% of the time 

Simply put if you are performing venous ultrasound you must look at the calf veins and muscular calf veins (gastrocnemius and soleal). If you are a doctor you should be treating them.



Categories: Continuing Medical Education, culture, DVT, health, medical imaging, phlebology, physiology, radiology, ultrasound education, varicose veins, vascular surgery, Vascular Ultrasound, vein disease, venous reflux

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